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Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West

Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982)

Film Deaths[]

  • You Only Live Once (1937) [Eddie Taylor]: Shot in the back by police just as Sylvia Sidney dies in his arms.
  • The Fugitive (1947) [A Fugitive]: Executed by a firing squad.
  • Fort Apache (1948) [Lt. Col. Owen Thursday]: Killed in combat with Apache warriors.
  • Mister Roberts (1955) [Lt. Douglas A. Roberts]: Killed in combat (off-screen); we later hear of his death when Jack Lemmon reads a telegram to his shipmates informing them of Henry's demise.
  • The Dirty Game (1965) [Dimitri Koulov]: Poisoned from a gas gun fired by Peter van Eyck.
  • Firecreek (1968) [Bob Larkin]: Shot to death by Inger Stevens just as Henry is about to shoot James Stewart.
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) [Frank]: Shot in the chest during a showdown with Charles Bronson.
  • Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) [Henry Stamper]: Mortally wounded when a tree falls on him, leading to the amputation of his right arm; Henry dies in the hospital while talking to his son, Paul Newman.
  • The Swarm (1978) [Dr. Walter Krim]: Succumbs to poisoning from the African bee venom after injecting himself with six stings worth to test an antidote that either did not work or was overpowered by the venom.

TV Deaths[]

  • Captains and the Kings (1976 mini-series) [Senator Enfield Bassett]: Commits suicide in his hotel room (off-screen) via methods unknown. His body is shown (covered by a sheet) being carried out on a stretcher as Richard Jordan pulls up to the hotel.

Noteworthy Connections[]

  • Ex-husband of Aldera Franchetti.
  • Husband of Shirlee Fonda.

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